Most advance settop boxes today ,available in the market can be connected to the internet for purposes like Youtube,IPTV,VOD etc.
Connection to the internet can be done mainly in two ways i.e.
LAN CONNECTION-Requires a rental service from broadband service providers.Along with the heavy cost on installing a LAN network.Often these is not feasible to most people.
WIFI-Requires a wifi network through a router, along with LAN CONNECTION.This relieves from the mess of running wires.Often these is considered as a smart way of connection all devices in a common network.But this too comes with a cost.
Another way to use wifi is through the wifi network formed by a wifi hotspot from a smartphone.But this to comes with an additional cost of a wifi dongle.
Apart from these two ways of connections now we have a third and probably the cheapest way to connect our settop boxes to INTERNET.,The USB network.
In these connection mode we need no LAN CONNECTION,no WIFI connection ,and probably dont need a wifi Dongle.
For these we just need a smartphone and a usb data cable.
These things are now readilly available in every household.
Now i shall show how we can connect the settop box to internet through USB network with the help of a series of pics below.
note:Box used is 6078 model from SOLID,for demonstration.
STEP 1: POWER ON THE SETTOP BOX AFTER ALL CONNECTIONS
step 4:SLIDE DOWN THE TOP DOWN BAR TO ACCESS SETTINGS. IN YOUR SMART PHONE AFTER CONNECTNG THE USB CABLE TO PHONE
STEP 5:SELECT MORE ……
STEP 5:SELECT USB TETHERING
STEP 6:TURN USB TETHERING ON
After this the connection to internet would be established successfully.A dialog box message confirming the connection would be displayed in some cases.
Now you can test the connection by opening a net APP like youtube,iptv etc
Here i tested it on YOUTUBE and it work great.Speed too was good for a wired usb network.
These mode of connection can be found in new models of SOLID settop boxes like HDS26078,hds2 6141 and DILOS 3018.